Another great night down at the lake. A wee bit of learning about cold water shock and how to survive if you get into difficulty in the water.
Did you know? That cold water shock happens in waters 15*c and below That even in the summer, seas and waters around the UK and Ireland average only 12*c That it only takes 2 minutes in cold water to drown if you panic That it only takes half a pint of sea water for an adult to start drowning.
How can you minimise the risk?
If you enter the water unexpectedly:
Take a minute. The initial effects of cold water pass in less than a minute so don’t try to swim straight away.
Relax and float on your back to catch your breath. Try to get hold of something that will help you float.
Keep calm then call for help or swim for safety if you’re able. ... See MoreSee Less
We know you are all amazing swimmers but it’s not swimming that will save you if you get into difficulty in the sea or a lake. Over the next couple of weeks we will be looking at cold water shock and how to save you’re own life if you get into difficulty in the water.
Come join us at foxlake and learn this new skill. It just may save a life! ... See MoreSee Less